AEIRC is a non-profit independent research Institute has been involved in Basic, Applied & Clinical Research to fortify the aim of developing healthier Pakistan.  AEIRC have developed 6 specialized research divisions under its umbrella, Mainly these division focuses towards Sustainable Development Goals specifically goal 3, 4, 5, 11 & 17 that includes Research education, Youth empowerment, Women empowerment, Mental health, Maternal and child health and Chronic Diseases.

Major Functions of AEIRC Includes

  • Developing domestic and international academic exchange activities and Carrying out Continuing Education programs and training.
  • Collaborating and Supporting government, academic institutes and corporate sector in research and development agendas for capacity building; Advocating research outcome for community awareness.
  • Editing and Publishing Research journals including print and electronic books.
  • Inscribe Ethical Guidelines among all stakeholders.

Dr.Sadaf Ahmed

Managing Director
Mr.Shamoon Noushad

General Secretary
Ms.Faiza Ahmed

Joint Secretary
Mr. Nazar Ahmed

Finance Secretary
Mr. Sarfraz Ahmed

Five Pillars of AEIRC

Dr. Shershah Syed

Chairman Advisory Board

Dr. Shershah completed his training in obstetrics and gynecology in Ireland. He was fellow of Royal college of, London. Founder of Amnesty International & Koohi Goth Hospital, Karachi a regional center for the management and rehabilitation of women with genital tract fistula. His main interest is in maternal death, violence against women and training of midwives. He received FIGO award for best community obstetrician. He was included in 100 most inspiring persons & received Bill Clinton and UAE award as fistula surgeon in Pakistan. He is a long distance Marathon runner and runs for Rape crisis center and against blindness in children. He has been a very vocal voice for the indigent in Pakistan and was also PMA Central Secretary General in past. Shershah has served as Director of Women’s Right to Life and Health Project of Government of Sind in collaboration with Unicef, Columbia University and John Hopkins University, the USA to provide EmOC in city slums and rural Sindh. He is a Member of WHO Core Committee to develop protocols for women reproductive issues.

Dr. Syed A Aziz

Deputy Chairman Advisory Board

Dr. Syed A Aziz did his Ph.D. in Breast Cancer Genetics from Pakistan. Completed postdoctoral training at University of Ottawa.  Since 2006 he is working in Health Canada as a Research Scientist working mainly on breast cancer and food toxicology. He has a cross-appointment as Adjunct Professor of Pathology, Canada.  Dr. Aziz is involved in the teaching for more than 25 years and has taught at different institutes. He is extensively involved in research and supervises students at a level of Co-op, honors, MSc, Ph.D. and Post-doctoral fellows. Dr. Aziz has given more than 200 lectures as an invited speaker and has authored or contributed to more than 110 original publications, book chapters, reviews, and abstracts. He is also an Editor of PLoS ONE, Human Molecular Genetics, International Journal of Molecular Sciences, British Medical Journal, Annals of Clinical Pathology and IJEHSR.

Dr. M Zafar Iqbal Abbasi

Vice Chairman Advisory Board

Dr. Zafar Iqbal Abbasi is a Dow graduate, After MBBS did his training in Hospital Administration and Management from Institute of Management Sciences & MBA from South City Institute of Management and Technology. He is a Project Manager, IDF Centre of Education Baqai Institute of Diabetology & Endocrinology also Managing the project IDF Centre for Education in the Middle East and North Africa Region (MENA). He is also Supervising post-graduate Diploma in Diabetes Education for Dietitians, Paramedics & Diabetology for Family Physicians. Abbasi has served as an Assistant Controller Examination College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan. He is an active member of many social & welfare organizations.

Dr. Sadaf Ahmed 


Dr. Sadaf Ahmed started her career as an Analytical Chemist at Abbott pharmaceuticals, completed her Ph.D. from the University of Karachi, serving as Asst. Professor at Department of Physiology, Visiting faculty for nursing, biomedical, psychophysiology and food sciences at many diverse institutions. She is a Neuroscientist by interest and President of  Pakistan Society of Psychophysiology. Dr. Ahmed is a clinical research certified professional from DUHS and a dedicated research scientist with over 80 research and book publications.  She is editor of many reputed International Journals and a known motivational speaker.  Member of International Brain Research Organization and World Women in Neuroscience, USA.

Mr. Shamoon Noushad

Managing Director

Shamoon Noushad is Head of Psychophysiology Research Division and one of the founding member of Advance Educational Institute and Research Centre (AEIRC), He is also serving as Visiting Faculty at DUHS, Koohi Goth Women Hospital, MUST and Abuzafar Institute of Biomedical Sciences. Master in Clinical and Applied Physiology and PGD in Clinical Research from DUHS. He is youngest Governing body member of Pakistan accreditation council for continuing medical education & Pakistan medical association committee on ethics. He has more than 50 National & International research publications in his area of expertise. He is Managing Editor of International Journal of Endorsing Health Science Research & Annals of Psychophysiology. Completed several funded projects with Government of Sindh for the Mental health of Youth.

Dr. Tipu Sultan

Dr. Shamim A Qureshi

Dr. Kaneez Fatma Shad

Dr. Nelofer Sultana

Dr. Asma Makhani

Dr. Riaz Shiekh

Dr. Shabbir Nawaz

Dr. Shaheen Zafar

Ms. Sheema Kermani

AEIRC Have Developed Six Research Division in Karachi Pakistan.

Center for Maternal and Child Health Research

The Center for Maternal and Child Health Research Center (CoMCHR) carries out research focusing health and care of women and children. The Center believes in the close relationship between issues related to maternal and child health and emphasis are the prime role of health services and the community in promoting population health.

Our research domain is multidisciplinary and sketches a range of approaches to collect and assimilate the available evidence and propose recommendations on maternal and child healthcare, policy and practice for improving maternal and child health survival in the developing countries.

The Center is comprised of four subdivisions: (1) Models and frameworks of Care; (2) Maternal and Child Health and related Social determinants; (3) Maternal and Child Mental Health; (4) Education and Care in the Community,

Facilitator: Dr M. Bilal Siddiqui


Diabetes Research Division

The Diabetes Research Division brings together a multidisciplinary group of independent researchers as well as professional supporting staff, new investigators and trainees to indicate the threats as well as complications as emerging worsening of diabetes in Pakistan. The core objective is to lessen the preventable burden of diabetes through public health leadership, partnership, research, programs, and policies that translate science into practice. Basically, we focus our efforts where we can achieve the greatest impact for populations with the greatest burden or risk and complications. Division focus to enhance and improve community learning about preventable measures, healthy living with diabetes and environmental strategies to support the suffering and working group.

Facilitator: Zafar Iqbal Abbasi


Women Research Division

Women Research Division brings together researchers, public leaders, and practitioners who support women empowerment. We focus to conduct high-quality research to inform policy, practice, and action on gender-based viciousness. The priorities in the Division are the Women Issues like Femininity and rights, Self-identity, harassment, Violence, Women cancers, Infectious diseases/STD, Women leadership & values, Female entrepreneurship, Psychological wellbeing, Physical health & lifestyle etc.

Facilitator: Nida Khan


Cardiac Research Division

The division focus to spread and apply knowledge covering general population in order to prevent morbidity and mortality from cardiovascular diseases. Through the collaborative efforts of organizations, health professionals and researchers based locally, nationally, and internationally we are interested in transforming the research-based solutions to develop and improve present status of cardiovascular disease prevention as well as cure. The scope of the Cardiac Research Division, targeting many different parts of our community, striving to improve the health of the diverse group population of Pakistan and emphasizing on the major risks factors to our populace.

Facilitator: M.Arif


Psychophysiology Research Division

AEIRC is a Pioneer in Psychophysiology Research setup in Pakistan. This division has done extensive work in terms of understanding and exploring the science of psychophysiology, particularly the psychophysiology of stress and its effects on health. In this regard, AEIRC launched Pakistan’s first stress evaluating tool Sadaf Stress Scale in 2014 which scores the levels of stress in individuals. With an emphasis on physical well-being and sound mental health, the basic aim of this division is to lessen the gaps of communication to boost the interest in the field with the hope that knowledge and explorations would lead to better understanding mental health and psychophysiological wellbeing.

Facilitator: Faizan Mirza


Youth Research Division

Youth Research Division has collaborated with Youth Affairs Department Government of Sind in several projects. The backbone of constructive youth development programs is research and development training. This division specifically conducts and shares research with policy makers, stakeholders, program leaders, youth work practitioners, decision makers and researchers to address important issues related to the field of youth development. The division has expertise in professional development, capacity building along with economic, social and behavioral research with publications of annual reports.

Facilitator: Yusra Saleem



The divisions do not support the direct provision of services.

The divisions do not routinely fund individual investigators.

Research Policy

Ideas put forward by young scientists as their own initiative, focusing on scientific opportunities they themselves have identified. AEIRC team and faculty develop and build capacities in the applied and innovative aspects to create thoughts that would nurture new young minds and escalate research. The aim is to stimulate young researchers to collaborate, connect and share knowledge and to augment and fortify research culture. The efforts are not only committed to research but also encircle ethical values and principles. AEIRC promotes the unified working environment, free of all kind of discrimination. Likewise, all research carried under AEIRC is expected to be of high standard, unbiased and highly responsible. The research policies are under revision.

Why join AEIRC?

One of the greatest benefits of membership is to know that you are part of a TEAM with whom you can share your experiences and knowledge and from whom you can receive support in promoting Research and Knowledge. Our team likes to increase the membership and looking forward to welcoming a wide range of Health & Social Care graduates and professionals.

We are looking forward  …….. Join us!